Brooding Different Aged Chicks Together

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BantyChickenLuv, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. BantyChickenLuv

    BantyChickenLuv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I have some 6 w/o bantam Cochins. About 2 1/2 weeks ago I hatched some LF chicks, and not knowing where to put them as the brooder was in use, put them in a "temporary" brooder. Well, they've about outgrown their temporary brooder and was wondering - would they be okay with the bantam Cochins? There's 4 Cochins and 7 LF.
     
  2. utjuice

    utjuice New Egg

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    we had 2 3.5 week old silkies and put 5 day old standards in with them. there was a little pecking to begin with, but all is good now. one of the silkies even acts motherly towards the 3 smallest chicks.
     
  3. shamarcg

    shamarcg New Egg

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    you can gradually introduce them meaning place them in the bigger cage with a smaller cage with them, so therefore this could introduce them better as there could be no damage to them, then out them with them, there might be a little pecking at first but it will get better.
     

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